Handmade Zanzibar

    • 4 hours
    • TZZB
    • Total price tool tip
      AUD $57
    • *Approx package price

Go beyond Stone Town to experience local life in the different neighbourhoods of Zanzibar City. Visit two local workshops to see the humble production of traditional handicrafts, like vibrant Zanzibari textiles and intricate wooden doors. Wander through the exotic fruit and vegetable stalls of the island’s biggest market and top it all off with a delicious lunch at a local ocean view restaurant!


* Escape the familiarity of Stone Town with an adventure in greater Zanzibar City

* Experience the vibrant atmosphere and amazing variety of Zanzibar’s biggest market

* Visit a local woodshop to see how Zanzibar’s famous wooden beds and carved doors are made

* Try your hand at the loom of a humble textile workshop

* Enjoy a tasty lunch and local beer at an army bar overlooking the Indian Ocean

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Pick-up from any Stone Town hotel
  • Finish:

    Drop off anywhere in Stone Town
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 12
  • Inclusions:

    Local English-speaking guide, transportation, donations to the workshops, fresh coconut and food with one drink at the bar.
  • Exclusions:

    Any additional foods or drinks, any purchases made on the way or in the workshops, tips & gratuities for your guide.

Additional information

Carbon Offset:Voucher exchange details

Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the tour.

Confirmation of booking

If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at your hotel for pick up. Please check your hotel details are correct on the voucher.<br />If your details are not correct, it is very important to please email us to confirm your correct pick up hotel using the contact details on the voucher. If you prefer you may also phone the change through to us during business hours.

Dress standard

Modest dress. We strongly recommend covering shoulders, mid-section and knees during this tour for both men and women.

Child policy

Children must be 6 years of age to 11 years inclusively.  Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.



Tipping Info

If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid Urban Adventures destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour.


Experience real urban life outside Stone Town in greater Zanzibar City. We’ll pick you up at your hotel in a private car and begin our urban adventure by driving past Darajani Market towards the northern neighbourhoods of Zanzibar City. On our way, we’ll pass the old Sultan Palace ruins, Zanzibar University, and one of the most populous suburbs, Bubu.
Our first stop on this Zanzibar tour will be at a textile workshop to see how the vibrant fabrics are dyed and turned into traditional clothing and decorative pieces. Although the textiles are rich, the workshop still functions in a very humble setting – adapting day by day as they work on new orders. If you want to learn more, you can even book to come in another day and create your own products.
From there, we’ll head over to one of the biggest markets in town where you’ll get to taste dafu, refreshing juice from a whole coconut. We’ll explore the different sections of this huge market, taking in the amazing selection of exotic local fruits and vegetables, fish and meat.   
Our route continues to a local woodworking shop where beautiful traditional handicrafts are made, including the intricate carved doors you've no doubt noticed in Stone Town. After our workshop visit, we’ll travel to our last destination Chukwani, passing through the wealthiest suburbs where the parliament house and expensive homes are located. We complete our Zanzibar tour with a local meal and beer at a restaurant with a breath-taking view of the ocean. If you want to stay and take in the restaurant atmosphere, we’ll help you to arrange a taxi home, if not, you can join us to go back to Stone Town.

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